If you've been invited to a non-baby baptism, there's great cause for celebration - but you may also be wondering what is a good baptism gift for a teenager or older child. After all, even birthdays and Christmas can present a challenge, with the recipient's tendency towards high-ticket gadgets and … [Read more...] about What is a Good Baptism Gift for a Teenager or Older Child?
So you have a baptism coming up and you're like When was the last time I went to one of these? How long ago was that? Was it possibly even my own? Baby baptisms or christenings are not usually frequent occasions for even the holiest among us, so you may feel a little out of practice when it comes … [Read more...] about What do you Give a Child for Baptism?
This article is written by Liz Carter. Life for teenage girls in our society is tougher than ever, with constant social media leading them to feel like they have to measure up, to be more, to compare, compare, compare. Matters of identity can be confusing and scary for them, and they often … [Read more...] about Praying for your Teenage Daughter – 10 Faith-Filled Ideas
I'm not unaware that the Christian Easter story is a difficult one for children. Even aside from a gory crucifixion (arguably the worst form of punishment the human race has ever known), you have betrayal, denial, skies going black, Jesus in agony - oh yeah, and don't forget the disciple who … [Read more...] about 30+ Best Christian Easter Books for Children
When it comes to your sex life, I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that there is A LOT of advice out there on the Internet. The problem is that if you're a Christian, much of this advice feels wrong. It's written by people coming from a different position (no pun intended), so it's no … [Read more...] about 10+ Brilliant Sources of Christian Sex Advice (which aren’t degrading or unhealthy)
When my eldest was very small, my sister-in-law made us a set of resurrection eggs. For the last decade, it has been a much-enjoyed way of telling the Easter story to my children. I say "to" my children - which was true when they were very small - but as they've got older, they've wanted to tell … [Read more...] about DIY Resurrection Eggs (with free Story Book PDF!)
When it comes to celebrating the seasons with your family, Lent is a challenging one. For one, it's pretty long - 40 days plus Sundays - which is a heck of a long time, especially for very young children. And, for another, it's not exactly a fun-filled fiesta is it? I mean, it's not meant to … [Read more...] about 12 Fabulously Varied Lent Devotions for Families
Call me old-fashioned, but I've only recently discovered podcasts. I mean - don't get me wrong, I knew of their existence, but a bit like a prehistoric creature eating leaves in the middle of the industrial revolution, I was kinda just going about my daily business, leaving others to their … [Read more...] about 30 Amazing Christian Podcasts for Women
It's customary to spend the period of Lent in some kind of fast, so if you're looking for things to give up for Lent, you're in the right place! While it's tempting to want to use Lent as an excuse to lose weight or improve our lives in some way, actually the real focus should ideally be … [Read more...] about 50 Things to Give Up for Lent (and 10 Things to Take Up)